Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 229
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Great little timer, full of features and a great price!
With a little knowledge of how electricity and wiring works, this is very easy to hook up. I did have some difficulty getting the timer to fit in my box, and there is NO WAY I could fit another one beside it (like I originally wanted to). It does require the use of the white neutral wire, but in newer construction that shouldn't be a big issue.
It fits nicely and looks good next to the other switches. Programming is a breeze too.
The only thing that I would change is make the little cover door a bit more robust. While "man handling" mine to make it fit, one of the little nubs broke off the hinge part. Everything still works fine, I just have to "work" with it to get the little door back on after it's opened. Not a huge deal since once it's set, you really don't need to open it again.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. I got it to turn on/off the up lights outside our house so that there is some kind of light out front at night. Does what it's supposed to do, so I'm happy.
September 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sancho Not perfect, but good
Easy to install, hard to program. You really have to pay attention to the instructions, which are not written really well (but the design is such that the instructions are going to be confusing no matter how well they're written). And the instructions are written in small print. And the buttons are hard to read. And the buttons are small (the point of a pencil comes in handy).
Works with LED lighting, so it's eco-friendly.
Once you have it installed and programmed, you will like it. You just won't have any hair left, because you will have pulled it all out.
I recommend tequila. It won't help you program the thing, but you will feel better.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerman This is a great timer!
I installed this switch several weeks ago and have had no problems. I would suggest you have a basic understanding of wiring if you want to install this yourself. The directions could be a little clearer. Once installed it was easy to set up and use. I have not had a problem with the switch losing its programming when the power goes out. I've turned the circuit breaker off to this switch several times and the programming stays. The little door seems strong enough for me. It's not like you're going to be opening it all the time. It's a set it and forget it type of thing. This has been the perfect solution for turning my outside lights on and off at dusk and dawn. A great security addition.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woofjac In-wall digital timer
The product is well-designed with easy setup features. However, the installation instructions could be more in-depth with possible situations. Fortunately, the Customer Help line provided me with an immediate technician who explained how to circumvent my difficulty...very impressive service. I was replacing an older digital/mechanical timer which only required 2 wires to function. This new In-wall timer had 4 wires which included the ground. He explained that the third white wire must be buried in the box. Sure enough after taking out the other switches to access the entire box, a set of white wires were taped together along with some extra drywall mud. Once I was able to get to these wires, connect the new timer switch, I had a great product. The timer works great with a nice large display and illumination.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trainwreck Replaced old manual two wired timer with this digital timer
I just recently installed this timer switch as a replacement for an analog timer that broke. The only real concern was that this new digital timer had five (5) wires (blue, black, red, white and green) and the previous one had two (2) black wires.
After speaking to a couple of electricians and reviewed the wiring I was able to install the switch here is the wiring I used for the new timer: (The instructions basically had the same layout for a single pole switch)
* Black - terminated to the bunch of black lines that were tided together
* Blue - terminated it to the other black line that ran to the lights (I think)
* Green - terminated it to the copper ground wire
* White - connected it to the bunch of white neutral that were tied together
* Red - capped it did not need to use it
It was tight to the get the everything back into the box the number of additional wires and the box itself for the timer is a little big so space will be at a premium.
The setup of the timer was pretty straight forward just follow the directions. The manual button worked fine and timer executed just as expected. Make sure you sync up your zone where you live.
*** Oh do not forget to buy a new face plate to support the new switch...I had to run out and get one after installation. ***
Best wishes to all.
October 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1210 Defiant Timer
I was looking for a timer that would turn my outdoor lights on automatically since I go to bed before it gets dark. I've never replaced any of my switches before but the electrician (Chibuzor) was very helpful and walked me through the whole process of installing the timers. Very easy to install thanks to Chibuzor expert advice. Timers work perfectly, I really like the daylight saving feature on this model, it adjust the time automatically which saves me the hassle of changing the time every week. The timers were easy to program. Only had them installed about a week now but I haven't had any problem with them so far.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kingoftreno Works, 3-way wiring could use some better explanation
I really wish this was in big text somewhere in the instructions. If you are intending to use this switch to replace an existing 3-way switch in a circuit. You have to re-wire the other switch in the circuit as well. The instructions explain how to do the re-wire, but the definitely do not make it obvious that you will be working on 2 junction boxes.
If you have knowledge of how a 3 way switch works, that information is useless, as this timer essentially turns your other switch into a single pole. You are reduced to 1 traveler instead of 2, that single traveler being in a hot or cold state inverts the relay inside the timer. Depending on what side of the circuit the timer is on, it get's its power for the timer from either the common from the breaker box, or from the second traveler that has been re-purposed into another common.
But hey, it works. Just read the instructions carefully, and realize you need to wire both boxes.
October 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by frustr8ted Did not survive power outage
Annoyed with this purchase. Worked perfectly for almost exactly 1 year (purchased sept 2014, stopped working properly sept 2015). We have frequent power outages in our neighborhood, and for whatever reason this unit did not survive the last one. The on/off function worked just fine, but the timer function stopped working. The auto timer was the whole reason why we bought this product. So, we have replaced this unit with a similar one made by GE ($5 cheaper, too). I can only hope the GE one lasts longer than a year.
October 11, 2015